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Nancy Pallozzi Seeks Election to Lakewood City Council
Nancy Pallozzi is announcing her candidacy for election to Lakewood City Council representing Ward 5 in the south part of Lakewood. Nancy is a life-long Lakewood resident, community volunteer, active parent and long-time small business owner who is running to bring transparency and accountability to Lakewood City Council.
Nancy’s commitment to our community inspired her to run for state representative in 2016. While talking with voters Nancy discovered citizens are very concerned with the direction Lakewood is going. She heard their frustration that City Council altered its zoning rules to allow for more and higher density development. Many people expressed alarm that Lakewood is losing its suburban feel with more congestion, loss of open space and increasing demands on the City’s budget. Citizens were especially troubled by the incumbent’s lack of responsiveness to their concerns. What emerged was a picture of a runaway City Council that is not accountable to the voters.
In addition to pushing overdevelopment, Nancy found the incumbent has a track record of financial irresponsibility. Citizens cited the incumbent’s record of voting to spend a million dollars on a failed attempt to acquire contaminated land on the Denver Federal Center. Another example of financial mismanagement was the Council decision to spend tens of thousands of tax dollars in a failed lawsuit trying to defend the Council’s flawed attempt to give away a park without the required vote of the people. The incumbent also went along with controversial decisions to award the contract for a city attorney without competitive bid, give away hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to favored charities, and nearly doubling homeowners’ annual storm water fees. When she found the current incumbent not only supported this mismanagement but is one of the leaders, Nancy said she knew she must work for change and accountability.
While the incumbent prefers not to talk about past mistakes, Nancy notes “we will continue to have problems unless politicians are held accountable for poor decisions.” Looking to the future, she opposes the proposal to annex over 300 acres of Southern Rooney Valley from Morrison just to build hundreds more houses and apartments. She goes on to say, “since the proposed Rooney Valley annexation would bring in thousands of new citizens to be serviced without an sufficient increase in revenue, it will create yet another financial burden on the existing citizens.”ere.
Nancy For Lakewood